New MLitt programme on Ancient Cultures

Issued: Tue, 27 May 2014 15:15:00 BST

The ancient world was both multicultural and highly interconnected, with trade routes running from the Middle East through Greece and Italy to Celtic Britain, with peoples of diverse cultures, faiths, and ethnicities living together in bustling cities such as Athens, Rome, and Alexandria. This programme gives students the opportunity to explore the ancient world from a multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective from the Near-East to North-Western Europe.

The MLitt in Ancient Cultures is run from Classics with the participation of Archaeology, Egyptology, Celtic & Gaelic, and Theology & Religious Studies. It involves hands-on sessions in museums such as the Hunterian Museum and the Burrell Collection, and it is possible to take Museum Studies modules as part of the programme.

The MLitt in Ancient Cultures aims at anyone with an undergraduate degree in any of the participating Subjects or adjacent areas and can lead to a PhD in any one of the Subjects. It is aimed at students who want a broader view of the ancient world than what is traditionally offered within any one discipline. The curriculum can be tailor-made to fit the interests of individual students, and will provide excellent technical and linguistic skills for further postgraduate study. It is also of interest to those with an interest in the reception of the ancient world and its presentation in museums. 

Prospective students will be able to apply for session 15-16 in a few months' time

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